Reading opens the imagination.
Students are beginning to understand "Shades of Meaning". We discovered the "Power of Words" through watching the video and using our electronic dictionaries to discover different synonyms for the words. Students were introduced to the concept that words have denotative or dictionary meanings along with connotative or emotional connections. Words can have positive, negative, or neutral connections. For example, the word giggle has a positive connotative meaning (laughing with)...while snicker has a negative connotative meaning (laughing at someone.) We used our paint sample strips to create lists of synonyms for a given word with our team.